Students have faced challenges of every kind during the pandemic shutdown this Spring. For the academic year 2020-2021, the Common App is acknowledging that major disruption to their lives and adding a question that will allow them to explain the ways they were impacted. In this dedicated space on the application students will be able to explain financial, academic, family and other challenges they faced.
The Common App announced that the question will be optional and that applicants will have 250 words available to them to tell their story. The 2020-2021 application, with the new question in place will launch in August.
The new question students will see is:
Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and…